Have I said I’m lovin’ this software?

I wrote about Sagelight photo editing software in this post and this is what I’ve been doing with it …

Original photo: DSC00457 Piazza San Marco





After playing in Sagelight:  DSC00457 Piazza San MarcoOriginal photo: church and tower in Venice Continue reading “Have I said I’m lovin’ this software?”

Verandah with a View in Venice

And … Vivid Venetian glass Vase Aaahhhh Boy in Blue on Bike Carousel de la Cité Carcassonne Dilapidated Door in Dinan Elephant on Elegant Egg First Frost in Flower garden Guard Gait in Gamla Stan Hero on High Horse Irish wolfhounds In St Ives Jaded Johnny Jump-up Knocking Knees with unKnowns Lamp Light and Lines & Last Leaves Lingering Marazion from St Micheal’s Mount Nothing … Continue reading Verandah with a View in Venice

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton

Bridge over the Grand CanalWe passed under this bridge just around dawn on the Grand Canal in Venice.   If anyone knows the name of it I’d be most interested.

Bridge over Serchio River at Borgo a Mozzano in TuscanyThis bridge, built in the 13th C, spans the River Serchio in Tuscany at Borgo a Mozzano. It’s real name is the Ponte della Maddelena but it’s also known as the Ponte del Diavolo, one of several in Europe, all with a similar story … Continue reading ““We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton”

Visual Quotations 5

“With faith the size of a mustard seed, you can indeed move a mountain, but you can hardly be expected to garnish your sandwich.” ― Jarod Kintz, Author

Apennines, mountains in Italy landscape

“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!” – William Butler Yeats

Rocky Mountain landscape and sky
“Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, Continue reading “Visual Quotations 5”

The Shadow Knows

Nothing delights my photographic eye more than strong light producing beautiful contrasting shadows.  We spent a week in the delightful village of Dinan in Brittany before the sun came out, encouraging me to climb the steep streets one more time to capture these shots.

shadows in Dinan Brittany

Shadows in the streets of Dinan Brittany France

shadows in streets of Dinan Brittany France


The afternoon light drew me down to the Cathedral in St-David’s in Wales for this lucky shot … Continue reading “The Shadow Knows”

The Glass Island

Glass making oven in Murano Italy

In 1291 all the glass makers in Venice were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fires at a time when Venice was built mostly with wood.  The island of Murano, now famous for its glass, lies about 1.5 km north of Venice.  The glass makers of Murano held a monopoly on high-quality glassmaking for centuries.

The glass is made from silica, which becomes liquid at high temperatures.  The oven is heated to about Continue reading “The Glass Island”

The Establishing Shot

For this week’s Sunday Post Jake has asked for distance shots.  He speaks of the long shot, the wide shot, and the scene-setting establishing shot.  During a trip to Tuscany we stayed in the small village of Verrucole … population just 50 persons.  This photo establishes the village as small and somewhat remote on a hilltop in the mountains of Tuscany.

This second shot Continue reading “The Establishing Shot”